An extension of the French name Abel with an Germanic suffix -(h)ard. The name is also regard as a variant of GermanicEberhard "boar" + "hard", cognate to English Everett.
Abelard Sentence Examples
At this point we must also call to mind the wide currency given to the term theology by Abelard, and his editors or copyists.
In matters of doctrine the pope supported Bernard of Clairvaux in his prosecution of Abelard and Arnold of Brescia, whom he condemned as heretics.
The philosopher in Abelard's Dialogus inter Judaeum Philosophum et Christianum expects to be saved ex sola lege naturali; here " law of nature " is fully equivalent to Natural Religion, and the word sola sets it in contrast with Christianity.
Such is the teaching, along different lines, alike of St Anselm and of Abelard.
It is so with Bernard of Clairvaux (109053), who condemns Abelard's distinctions and reasonings as externalizing and degrading the faith.